Creative Writing Forum

MCC Creative Writing Forum

Join us for the third annual
MCC Creative Writing Forum

The Metropolitan Community College Creative Writing Forum is a two-day event to promote original, inspired writing in our College and community, as well as showcase the work of accomplished authors from across Nebraska and beyond. This year’s event is Oct. 26-27, 2018. The Forum includes sessions from keynote presenter, Morgan Parker, and three additional headliners, Teresa Dzieglewicz, Jerome Kills Small, and Stacey Waite.

Friday, Oct. 26—Fort Omaha Campus; Mule Barn, Building 21 from 6-10:00 p.m.

  • Check-in, opening reception with hors d’oeuvres and networking

  • Morgan Parker reading and Q&A

  • Open mic coordinated by Matt Mason of the Nebraska Writer’s Collective

Saturday, Oct. 27—Fort Omaha Campus; Building 10 from 8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

  • Check-in, coffee and networking

  • Sessions

  • Keynote speaker, Morgan Parker

  • Lunch provided

Cost and how to register:

$45 Regular forum—Includes all sessions, hospitality and swag.
$25 Student forum—High school and college students. Includes all sessions, hospitality and swag.
$20 Friday only—Includes opening session, open mic and hospitality only.
$30 Saturday only—Includes Saturday sessions only and lunch buffet.

Register online!

2018 Keynote Speaker - Morgan Parker

Morgan Parker is the author of There Are More Beautiful Things Than BeyoncĂ© (Tin House Books 2017) and Other People’s Comfort Keeps Me Up At Night (Switchback Books 2015). In 2019, a third collection of poems, Magical Negro, will be published by Tin House, and a young adult novel will be published by Delacorte Press. Her debut book of nonfiction will be released in 2020 by One World. Parker received her Bachelors in Anthropology and Creative Writing from Columbia University and her MFA in Poetry from NYU. Her poetry and essays have been published and anthologized in numerous publications, including The Paris Review, The BreakBeat Poets: New American Poetry in the Age of Hip-HopBest American Poetry 2016,  The New York Times, and The Nation. Parker is the recipient of a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, winner of a 2016 Pushcart Prize, and a Cave Canem graduate fellow. She is the creator and host of Reparations, Live! at the Ace Hotel in New York. With Tommy Pico, she co-curates the Poets With Attitude (PWA) reading series, and with Angel Nafis, she is The Other Black Girl Collective. She is a Sagittarius, and she lives in Los Angeles.

Visit Morgan Parker's website at

Questions?  Email Liz Kay at

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